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HP-12c for macintosh on ebay
Message #1 Posted by Gene on 11 May 2003, 3:51 p.m.

No, I'm not the seller. :-)

I used to have this. Works like a charm on older macintosh systems. Not sure, but probably pre Mac OS 9, maybe even has to run under OS 7.X

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3023907331&category=3804

Might be useful to someone.

      
Re: HP-12c for macintosh on ebay
Message #2 Posted by Ernie Malaga on 11 May 2003, 6:55 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gene

Gene:

>I used to have this. Works like a charm on older macintosh systems. Not sure, but probably pre Mac OS 9, maybe even has to run under OS 7.X

You probably remember the Calculator Construction Set (CCS), a piece of software that was marketed in the early '90s. It allowed you to build your own calculator using HP-like interface (in black-and-white). I bought it once but didn't work well; I think it was not compatible with System 7.5 or 8.0, and the company that made it either ceased operations or discontinued the product.

This HP-12C desk accessory reminds me strongly of the CCS, and I wouldn't be surprised if it had been built using it. If that's the case, there is little to no chance that the program will run under modern versions of the Mac OS. In fact, unless the program comes in "fat" format, it would only run on pre-PowerPC Macs such as Quadras, LCs, or the IIfx.

Mac OS X? Forget t!

-Ernie

            
Re: HP-12c for macintosh on ebay
Message #3 Posted by Gene on 11 May 2003, 10:48 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Ernie Malaga

My OS 7.X meant versions of OS 7.0, 7.1, or 7.5

I know this doesn't work under OS 9, so I'm also sure it wouldn't run under OS X.

You might have missed that 7. in front of the X. :-)

                  
Re: HP-12c for macintosh on ebay
Message #4 Posted by Ernie Malaga on 12 May 2003, 12:38 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Gene

>You might have missed that 7. in front of the X. :-)

Actually, I didn't. I only tried to amplify on the subject. 8^)

-Ernie (an old Mac fanatic)

            
Re: HP-12c for macintosh on ebay
Message #5 Posted by Christof on 12 May 2003, 12:00 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Ernie Malaga

But I just happen to have this rather cool Macintosh Classic runnin system 7 with calcware link (for hp48) with the 48<->mac serial cable. It's not got a lot of other useufl stuff on it, though if I could find any of the older math programs.....

This wold be cool, maybe.

                  
Re: HP-12c for macintosh on ebay
Message #6 Posted by Ernie Malaga on 12 May 2003, 12:36 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Christof

>But I just happen to have this rather cool Macintosh Classic runnin system 7 with calcware link (for hp48) with the 48<->mac serial cable. It's not got a lot of other useufl stuff on it, though if I could find any of the older math programs.....

Just keep your fingers crossed so you won't need to _repair_ your old Mac. It would be as difficult to find spare parts for an IBM PC AT. Rememer those?

And speaking of the HP-48, I too have a program (named "X.48") which runs perfectly under OS X and brings a 48 to my desktop. Surely that is _the_ calculator to have on a Mac!

-Ernie

                        
Re: HP-12c for macintosh on ebay
Message #7 Posted by Dave Shaffer on 12 May 2003, 12:53 a.m.,
in response to message #6 by Ernie Malaga

re: " It would be as difficult to find spare parts for an IBM PC AT"

I've got a complete one in almost pristine condition, complete with original IBM B/W monitor, that I'd sell for the right price (I'm not sure what that would be, though!). However, I WON'T part with the keyboard. They are the best ever made, and I have four of them - one for every PC I use regularly.

I suspect there are a lot of these as well as old Mac's out there.

                              
Including my Mac Plus w/20MB ext HD
Message #8 Posted by Gene on 12 May 2003, 7:26 a.m.,
in response to message #7 by Dave Shaffer

:-) It runs one game, Millionaire, that won't run on any newer machine. It's the reason I keep it around.

                                    
Re: Including my Mac Plus w/20MB ext HD
Message #9 Posted by Christof on 12 May 2003, 11:07 a.m.,
in response to message #8 by Gene

they aren't that hard to find, really.

I see stacks of them here and there sometimes. Though I should grab a couple for spare parts soon as the move is done.

current going rate on a working classic is about 10% that of a well preserved 41CX.....

                        
Macintosh Spare Parts
Message #10 Posted by John K. (US) on 13 May 2003, 1:19 a.m.,
in response to message #6 by Ernie Malaga

ust keep your fingers crossed so you won't need to _repair_ your old Mac.

I've had pretty good luck with DT&T Service. They sell parts -- including those hard-to-find Sony floppy drives -- for nearly all of the older systems. It's been a couple of years so I don't know how they are now, but I've ordered a Quadra 840av and G3 Powerbook m-boards from them without any problems.

They also fix the equipments if you don't feel like turning a screwdriver yourself.

                        
Re: HP-12c for macintosh on ebay
Message #11 Posted by Chan Tran on 13 May 2003, 5:36 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Ernie Malaga

I just happened to have 3 perfectly working Mac Classic II, 1 Mac Plus and 1 Mac 128K. I think it would be enough old Mac's for a while.


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